"Ilia Belorukov is a foolhardy young man. A talented musician, he has played with many highly experienced musicians of the radical scene and has recorded plenty of albums for a quite short period of his creative activity. But the creation of the first solo sax album, especially with subtitle Volume 1, is a devilishly daring and a risky business indeed. But surprisingly the product turned out to be quite qualitative and convincing with conceptionally chosen pieces, set compositions-improvisations, tactful and intelligent attitude to the sound. If not a great experience, then at least a great deal of competence and a rational intuition can be felt in everything. Ilia uses almost all of the modern techniques of sax playing and he does it carefully and distinctly. It's pretty hard to find such a precedent and, in the whole, such an astonishing personality like Ilia Belorukov on our new-jazz stage."
Vlad Makarov (www.letov.ru/makarov)
Ilia - Alto, Tenor & Baritone Saxophones, Mouthpieces
Recorded at Illusion Studio on 21 February 2007 & 7, 8, 14 April 2007
Engineered & Mixed by Ilia Belorukov
Mastered by Philip Croaton at Fate Speaks Studio
Cover Art by Ilia Belorukov
Ilia Belorukov is a musician from Saint-Petersburg, Russia. He works in the direction of free improvisation, free-jazz, noise and electroacoustic music. Ilia practices an experimental approach of sound extraction on different types of saxophones (alto, tenor and baritone) and on flute (inc. fluteophone). He often plays at The Gallery of Experimental Sound 21 (GES-21), Saint-Petersburg.
Ilia has played with such musicians as Vladislav Makarov, Nikolay Rubanov, Alexey Lapin, Roman Stolyar, Andrey Popovskiy, Philip Croaton.
He is a member of Totalitarian Musical Sect (TMS), Dots & Lines, DaDazu & Wozzeck.